The Marlin Messenger

January 2023 Edition

Elementary School Hours: 8:05 a.m. - 3:25 p.m.

Students arriving after 8:05 a.m. are tardy.

Attendance is taken at 9:30 a.m.

Students arriving at school after 9:30 a.m. will be counted absent.

Please be sure to pick up your child on time by 3:45 p.m.

Marshall Attendance Goals

Attention ALL Marlins,

We need your help to reach our attendance goal of 98%. Each grade level, class, and student(s) will receive recognition and a reward for their attendance. Make sure your Marlin is N.E.A.T. - Never Ever Absent or Tardy to make sure they're eligible for attendance incentives. #WatchUsGrow

Our School Attendance Goal: 98%

The Month of December's Attendance: 93%

Click here to review the Attendance Plan.

Words From The Principal

Dear Marlin Family,

Happy New Year!!! Our staff is so elated to welcome back our Marlins after our winter break! It is so hard to believe the first half of the school year is complete. Please take the time to revisit the Marshall Campus Procedures to ensure we get off to a strong start.

One of the first events of the year will be the Superhero Family Movie Night next Friday, January 13th from 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. for our scholars in Kindergarten to 2nd grade. Please let your scholar's teacher know if you will attend. See the flyer below for more details!

Just a few reminders:

  • Report Cards for Grades 1st-5th are available in HAC today, January 6, 2023. Report cards will be sent home in the blue folders. PK-Kindergarten report cards will be distributed on January 13th, 2023.
  • Marlin Events- please read through all of our events as we would love to see all parents, students, and staff in attendance!
  • Please have your scholar(s) on time for school. Class begins promptly at 8:00 a.m.
  • Place your scholar's Chick-Fila order here.

Congratulations to one of our Marvelous 3rd grade teachers, Ms. Wilson, she was voted our Houston Area Alliance of Black School Educators Teacher of the Year! We are Marlin proud!

Lastly, we would like to thank our parent volunteers for all their hard work decorating and preparing for the winter parties. The students had so much fun making memories that will last a lifetime. Let’s continue to plant positive seeds together and find joy in what we do daily! Please remember to check our social media weekly for volunteer opportunities and campus events. You are an essential puzzle piece! Let’s continue to work together to make certain that the Marlin Mansion is a place filled with school pride, enthusiasm for learning, and high standards in all that we do. As always, let me know if you have any questions or concerns. We are here to serve!

Let's make it a wonderful 2023!


Principal Eason

#MarshallMarlins #WatchUsGrow #PlantPositiveSeeds

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ZPASS for Students

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Marlin Special Events

1/6- Grades 1st-5th 2nd 9 weeks Report Card Distribution

1/9- MOY Testing Testing Begins- Please ensure your students arrive on time each!

1/13- Grades PK-Kindergarten Report Card Distribution

1/13- Superhero Movie Night 5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m. (Grades K-2nd)

1/16- Dr.Martin Luther King Jr. Day - No School

1/18- Virtual Awards Ceremony (Grades PK-5th grade)

1/18- Rising Writer's Student Expo

1/19- Virtual PTO Meeting @ 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

1/20- Chick-Fila Day

1/27- 2nd 9 weeks Attendance Pizza Party

1/31- Spring Picture Day

January 9th - 20th - Middle of the Year Testing Window (MOY)- All grades

PreK Circle

K-2 - mClass & MAP Math

3-5 - MAP Reading & MAP Math

GT Phase II (Selected students only)


Please use this to check out the new STAAR Redesign to help get our scholars ready for the state assessment. STAAR night will be next month for 3rd-5th grade students on February 23rd. More details to come!

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Marshall Happenings

District January Events

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Counselor's Connection


Please take a moment and view this video on fairness.

PTO Meeting

Thursday, Jan. 19th, 6-7pm

This is an online event.

Marshall Volunteer QR codes

Spring Volunteer Form: District volunteer form must be completed in order to volunteer on any Spring ISD campus. Must be submitted. Confirmation is needed for approval of the background check.

Marshall Volunteer Form 22-23: Specific campus events for volunteers to sign-up for here.

Vine Mentoring Form: For volunteers interested in mentoring students for 30 minutes to 1hr a week. District training is mandatory. To mentor specifically for Marshall, please be sure to select Marshall as the requested campus on the form.

Amazon Donates to Gloria Marshall Elementary PTO

Purchase with purpose! When you are shopping for back to school supplies and anything else, please check out using this link and Amazon will donate to our school! Go Marlins!

Spring ISD District Updates

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Spring ISD Police Department Focuses on Safety and Security

Spring ISD Police - Direct Action Drill
Spring ISD Police - Ejercicio de simulación
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Click here so that you will be able to receive important district and campus communications.

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